Taika Waititi’s Adolf Hitler Gives Motivational Advice in ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Teaser (Video)

“Anti-hate satire” opens in theaters Oct. 18

Last Updated: July 23, 2019 @ 12:09 PM

In Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit,” a young boy in Nazi Germany forms a friendship with an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler (played by Waititi) who gives young Jojo some inspiring, motivational advice after he’s bullied by some fellow Nazis.

“Let them say whatever they want. People used to say a lot of nasty things about me: ‘Oh, that guy’s a lunatic. He’s going to get us all killed,” Waititi’s Hitler says with a shrug in a teaser dropped Tuesday for his film.

Waititi is calling “Jojo Rabbit” an “anti-hate satire,” and he’s also referred to himself both in a tweet and this teaser as the “visionistical” director of “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” “What We Do in the Shadows” and “Thor: Ragnarok.”

His latest film pairs him with Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Thomasin McKenzie and Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo.

“Jojo Rabbit” was also just added to the lineup of the Toronto International Film Festival and opens in theaters from Fox Searchlight on Oct. 18.

Waititi also recently signed on to direct “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which is part of Marvel’s Phase 4 and will feature Natalie Portman returning to the franchise as Thor, Goddess of Thunder.

Watch the teaser for “Jojo Rabbit” above.